FC: The French Revolution
1: created by: Todd McFarland
3: KIng Louis the XVI was an undecided king who married at a young age. He married Marie Antoinette of Prussia to end a long family feud. After the marriage however, France started having economic problems because of three years of harsh winters and senseless spending on Marie's part.
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5: Other issues France had was that people in France wanted a change in government.With the people inspired by the Enlightenment ideas of Locke, Rousseau, and Locke. Along with the weak leadership of King LouisXVI. With these factors, the people wanted change now more than ever.
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7: With barely any money left, King Louis XVI wanted to tax the second estate. This outraged the second estate. King Louis ended up having to call the meeting of the Estates General (held at Versailles). The king wanted to follow the med-evil rules to which the representatives from each estate met in separate halls and had one vote for each estate. Which outraged the third estate. So the third estate called themselves the National Assembly and pass laws in the name of the people.
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9: Three days later, members of the now National Assembly were locked out of their meeting hall. The members broke down the doors to a indoor tennis court and pledged not to leave until they came up with a new constitution. This pledge became known as the Tennis Court Oath. soon after, some members of the clergy and nobles joined the National Assembly.
11: Meanwhile, rumors where going around saying that foreign troops were heading to France to massacre the French people. So the people gathered up their guns, but they needed one thing. That thing, gunpowder. The people marched the Bastille and killed the prison commander and guardsmen and paraded the streets with their heads on pikes. The fall of the Bastille became a symbolic act of revolution.
13: In August the National Assembly adopted a new constitution. The Declaration of The Rights of Man and of the Citizen. This document states that every man is born and remain free and equal. When this happened, more and more revolts broke out and the kings family tried to escape but were caught and Louis and Marie were later tried and executed.
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